A Single Mother Arrested in Essau for Dumping her Newborn Baby

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Single mother from Mbollet Ba, a village in the northern Gambian district of Niumi has been arrested by the police in Essau for dumping her baby reported SMBC.

The woman [name withheld], abandoned the newborn baby in a swamp, where it was found by Maka Subah, a passerby. The baby was wrapped in a nylon back and risked suffocating. The swamp around the creek is also frequented by wild dogs and pigs that could have moulded the newborn.

The woman’s husband died two years ago, according to reports and the police have declined to give details of their investigation to the press.

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